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1896.

Quarter Sessions (London) Act, 1896.

Ch. 55.

449

Providing for a pension for the chairman and deputy chairman 1. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty the Queen to assign a pension to the chairman or to any deputy chairman of the court of a of quarter sessions for the county of London:—

(a) after such chairman or deputy chairman shall have attained and deputy the age of seventy years, if he shall then have completed chairman, fifteen years service; or
(b) after such chairman or deputy chairman shall have completed fifteen years service, if he shall attain the age of seventy years before having completed fifteen years service; or
(c) in the event of such chairman or deputy chairman being disabled by permanent infirmity from the performance of the duties of his office.

Provided that no such pension shall exceed in amount two-thirds of the salary of the chairman or deputy chairman as the case may be.

Providing for the appointment of deputies 2. It shall be lawful for a Secretary of State, in case chairman or deputy chairman shall be absent by reason of sickness or other unavoidable cause, or shall be absent on such other occasions as may be allowed by such Secretary of State to appoint a barrister of not less than ten years standing to act as chairman or deputy chairman in the absence of such chairman or deputy chairman, as the case may be, and in case the chairman and deputy chairman shall both be absent as aforesaid, to appoint two barristers of not less than ten years standing to act as chairman and deputy chairman during the absence of such chairman and deputy chairman. There shall be paid to every barrister so appointed the sum of five pounds five shillings for every day on which he shall sit and act as chairman or deputy chairman.

Appointment of clerk to chairman. 3. It shall be lawful for the chairman of the court of quarter Appointment sessions for the county of London for the time being to appoint any person he may think fit and proper to be his clerk, and to remove such clerk at his pleasure. There shall be paid to such clerk a salary at a rate not exceeding two hundred and fifty pounds a year.

Appointment of clerk to deputy chairman.4. It shall be lawful for the deputy chairman of the court of quarter sessions for the county of London for the time being to appoint any person he may think fit and proper to be his clerk chairman and to remove such clerk at his pleasure. There shall be paid to such clerk a salary at a rate not exceeding one hundred and fifty pounds a year.

Payments by London County Council5. Every pension, fee, and salary paid under this Act shall be paid by the London County Council out of the county fund as a general county purpose.

Section 43 of Act of 1803 not to apply to future chairmen. 6. Section forty-three of the London County Council (General Powers) Act, 1895 (pension to chairman of court of quarter sessions), shall not apply to any chairman appointed after the passing of that Act.

Short title 7. This Act may be cited as the Quarter Sessions (London) Act, 18956.